Cambridge, UK (July 8, 2015)—An radio documentary edited with Prism Sound's SADiE 6 software earned a top prize at the 2015 New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs Gala Awards ceremony.
The hour-long radio documentary, entitled Where Are You Going?, earned reporter and presenter Catherine Carr a Gold Award at the ceremony, which took place recently in New York. Produced by Loftus Media for the BBC World Service, Where Are You Going? was devised by Loftus Media director Joanne Coombes. Like many people, she had often wondered where fellow travellers were going and what was driving their journeys. From that simple premise, the concept of Where Are You Going? was born.
Starting in England, Carr travelled as far as West Africa to capture some remarkable stories in which travellers explain the reasons for their journey and reveal life stories and secrets that make compelling listening. To capture material for the program, Carr travelled with a lightweight Roland R-26 portable recorder and separate microphone. She then transferred the audio onto her laptop and used Prism Sound's SADiE 6 software to cut and edit the various stories.
"The beauty of SADiE 6 is that I can use it anywhere," she says. "Having the software on a dongle that can be transferred from one computer to another is perfect for the kind of work I do. After I complete my initial edits, I simply take my SADiE 6 dongle into Loftus Media where the audio team load it onto their computers and create the final mix. It really is as easy as that."
Carr first became familiar with SADiE when she was working at BBC Radio 4 in London. SADiE has long been a mainstay of the BBC, which has many hundreds of SADiE installations around the UK including 50 SADiE 6 editing systems at BBC North in Salford.